Pelosi Statement on Republicans’ ZTE Giveaway

Jul 20, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Republicans blocked a bipartisan ZTE sanctions provisions from being included in the defense bill:

“After all their posturing, Republicans chose to fold and cravenly sell out America’s workers and national security.  Our government should be using every tool at hand to hold ZTE, a known sanctions violator and cyber-security threat, accountable.

“It is particularly disturbing that the President continues to enrich this Chinese company after the Chinese government reportedly agreed to funnel half a billion dollars into one of his family’s resorts.  Once again, the President is proving that he cares more about his profits than about America’s national security.

“President Trump promised the American people that he would confront China for its unfair trade practices and create jobs at home, but instead, he continues to give in, and give up countless concessions to adversarial foreign countries.  The American people deserve better than the Trump Administration’s rampant corruption, cronyism and incompetence, and Democrats are fighting to give them A Better Deal to Protect Our Democracy.”

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